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5 Mar 2015


Venezuela car industry collapses

CARACAS, VENEZUELA: Venezuelans, who enjoy free highways and dirt-cheap petrol, are struggling to buy cars as production falters because of a lack of foreign currency to pay for imported parts.

12 May 2014


Toyota halts Venezuela production

CARACAS, VENEZUELA: Toyota is halting production at its only assembly plant in Venezuela because the world's largest car manufacturer lacks the hard currency to import parts due to government controls, a factory official said last week.

10 Feb 2014


PSA Peugeot Citroen to make cars in Venezuela

CARACAS, VENEZUELA: The Caracas government has announced that the French car company PSA Peugeot Citroen will assemble vehicles in Venezuela from the end of next year.

5 Dec 2013


Where is Le Male?

CARACAS, VENEZUELA: Jean Paul Gaultier invites Latin Americans to embark on a digital adventure to uncover the whereabouts of Le Male.

26 Sep 2013


D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013


Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012


Government assault debilitates Venezuelan private press

CARACAS, VENEZUELA: Venezuela's independent press has been weakened by restrictive legislation, online attacks, and a vast state media empire as it struggles to cover vital issues in the lead-up to a heavily contested presidential race, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a special report just released.

31 Aug 2012


Venezuelan election poses risks for press

CARACAS, VENEZUELA: "The nearer we get to the elections, the more the media risks coming under attack." So said Miguel Henrique Otero, publisher of daily newspaper El Nacional, in a meeting with a WAN-IFRA delegation that conducted a mission to Venezuela earlier this month to assess the press freedom situation after 14 years of rule by President Hugo Chávez.

21 Jun 2012


IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.

1 Jun 2012


Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011

NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.

8 Feb 2012


Brazil, Colombia: Nearly 40% of non-computer web traffic on tablets

BRASILIA, BRAZIL / BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: comScore, Inc recently released its latest report on connected device usage in Latin America from comScore Device Essentials.

10 Jan 2012


Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011


Government advertising, state-owned media are control weapons, says IAPA

LIMA, PERU: Use of official advertising to reward or punish news media and government takeovers of media in several parts of the Americas continue to be powerful weapons used to hinder the free flow of information, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) concluded on winding up its 67th General Assembly held recently in Lima, Peru.

26 Oct 2011


South American IT market displays promising growth

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: The role of South America in the worldwide consumer durables market is growing. In 2009, the continent was responsible for 9% of all expenditures for Consumer Electronics, ranging from traditional Consumer Electronics, to Telecommunication and IT products. In 2010, this share grew to 10% and the expectation is that by the end of 2011, it will be 12%.

16 Sep 2011


Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011


Venezuela passes media, internet-muzzling law

CARACAS: The Venezuelan parliament passed a law on Monday (20 December 2010) banning for the first time internet content that promotes social unrest, challenges authority or condones crime, fueling outrage by the opposition.

22 Dec 2010


Winners of Festival of Media Latam Award 2010 announced!

MIAMI, US: The inaugural Festival of Media LatAm 2010 in Miami is said to have been a resounding success, attended by over 500 delegates from the Latin American and global media and marketing community. The winners of the Festival of Media LatAm Awards were announced at the close of the Festival.

29 Oct 2010


Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010


Festival of Media Latam Awards 2010 shortlist announced!

MIAMI, US: Latam's jury of advertisers, media specialists and advertising experts has deliberated over work from 44 agencies across 11 countries in Latin America - covering entries from 77 brands in total. A shortlist of 45 entries has been announced.

22 Oct 2010

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